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Quick Thought Reviews: Graphic Novels (6)

Alright, this installment of Quick Thought Reviews: Graphic Novels is full of Superheroes (with a few monsters)! Overall, these are some pretty stellar reads, and you’ll finally get to see the graphic novel that received a 5 star review! Hopefully more are in my future! Read more…

Quick Thought Reviews: Graphic Novels (4)

This addition to Quick Thought Reviews: Graphic Novels took me a little longer to finish but it ended with a bang in my finally finding Joe the Barbarian!! Read more…

Review: The Quick

The Quick by Lauren Owen

Or, we’re not talking about Vampires here, okay?!

 

The Quick by Lauren Owen has to be the only vampire novel, that I have read, that doesn’t mention the word vampire. For that and many other reasons, this novel is pretty unique and awesome. Read more…

Quick Thought Reviews: Graphic Novels

You know when you plow through six graphic novels in a weekend, it doesn’t leave much time for serious, long written reviews. I did have a few thoughts about each of them though. If you haven’t read any of these, they are all highly recommended. Read more…

Review: House of Leaves

House of Leaves by Mark Z. Danielewski

Or, THIS IS SERIOUSLY A FIRST NOVEL??!!

Despite an extensive reading repertoire, my choices do not really give me a lot of book cred. There are a few pieces out there that can earn a reader ultimate respect. I do think I should get a bit by having read Bear by Marian Engel (hello, bear sex), but I know that I kind of do my own thing when reading. It’s not very often that I join a fan base or cult following. If there is so much talk about a novel, I actually tend to stray as far away from it as possible. I guess I’m stubborn; I’ll read the book when I want to and not when everyone else says I should. Then, oftentimes, I forget about the novel and never end up reading it (case in point: Harry Potter). Read more…

Review: Black Hole

Black Hole by Charles Burns

Or, How Ashley Failed at Book Clubs

It’s not a review with For the LOVE of Books! unless there is a personal story attached to it! Having just moved to a new city, I was being challenged with meeting new people. I’m not much of a social butterfly (as if that comes as a surprise!). As such, it was uber awesome when I was invited to join a particular graphic novel book club; I didn’t need to be an avid graphic novel reader, and thankfully didn’t need to be an expert (I’m a little lacking in my GN reading). I was excited, so I went out and purchased the next book that would be discussed: Black Hole by Charles Burns. It was to be the November selection and I was raring to go! Needless to say, as you can tell by my review dated this December, I kind of failed. Not only did I not even realize that the meeting date had passed, I hadn’t even started the novel until the end of November! I’d give myself an A for effort, if there weren’t such a lack of effort put into it. Here’s hoping I can manage to get my act in gear for the New Year! Read more…

Review: The Troop

The Troop by Nick Cutter

The Troop boasts the blurb on the front cover from the master of horror, himself (Stephen King if you don’t know), that it ‘scared the hell out of me.’ The back cover describes it as a mixture of Lord of the Flies (which I have not read) and 28 Days Later (which terrified me). As I’m sure you know from other reviews, I don’t do well with horror; they either aren’t scary enough for me, or they keep me awake for weeks because of nightmares. To be honest, Dean Koontz gives me nightmares and I have never actually finished any of his novels; I’ve tried to read two. So the question is: Why the hell did I want to read this!? Read more…